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HISTORY DETECTIVES

Booth Letter

  • Aired: 07/06/2009
  • 17:33
  • Rating: TV-G
History Detectives investigates a letter which indicates that thirty years before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Booth's father threatened to kill another sitting president, Andrew Jackson. The letter to Jackson reads, "You damn'd old scoundrel... I will cut your throat whilst you are sleeping." Is this letter a hoax? Or does assassination run in the Booth blood?
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Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assasinate the President?
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